Ruth is a bright girl who has to painfully walk on the outer parts of her feet because she was born with severe bilateral clubfoot, a condition that causes the feet to grow inward and downward, rather than straight and flat.
Clubfoot is completely treatable with surgery. With treatment, Ruth will have a good chance at walking normally. However, AMHF writes, “Ruth’s parents cannot afford the cost of medical care for their child. Ruth’s father is the only one who has an income and can barely afford the day to day cost of living for the entire family.”
Ruth is the youngest of five children. She doesn’t know how to read yet, but she loves holding books and pretending she does. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up, and this surgery will help ensure that a physical deformity doesn’t prevent her from living a full life.